Last year, playwright Lucy Kirkwood delivered us a sweeping epic with Chimerica, which looked at China’s economic rise against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
This year, her new play, The Children, is equally ambitious in its scope – as it pulls apart the fallout of a nuclear disaster – but it distils the action down into a chamber piece for three actors. In our case, Pamela Rabe, Sarah Peirse and William Zappa.
Arts journalist Fiona Gruber travelled to the UK recently and spoke to Lucy Kirkwood about what inspired her to write the play.
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The Children, 29 Mar – 19 May 2018, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
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